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Berlin-Mexico
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Berlin-Mexico

Peter Hutchinson, American (born England), born 1930

Geography:
Photograph taken in Mexico, North and Central America
Photograph taken in Berlin, Germany, Europe

Date:
1988-1989

Medium:
Collaged chromogenic prints with applied opaque watercolor

Dimensions:
Image and sheet: 33 × 40 inches (83.8 × 101.6 cm) Mount: 40 x 50 1/4 inches (101.6 x 127.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1989-39-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Hunt Corporation (formerly Hunt Manufacturing Co.) Arts Collection Program, 1989

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The ideas that give birth to Hutchinson's works of art spring from his experience as a traveler, student of nature, and gardener. Many are based on the theme of the mixed landscape, where distant parts of the world are brought together in a way the artist compares to the cross breeding of plants or the introduction of exotic plants into non-native areas. In Berlin-Mexico, Hutchinson combines three separate experiences in one collage: a memory of a Mexican landscape, a visit to the cactus garden in the Berlin Botanical Garden that awakened his memory of Mexico, and a second trip to the Berlin garden to photograph the cactuses for this work.